Earlier this week, the mysterious interstellar facility Oumuamua returned to headlines. He did not appear because of new observations or studies since he was going through our solar system at the end of 2017, but because of a new paper that was not so pronounced that the object was in fact alien origin.
The work, written by researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, talks about the behavior of the object as it revolves around the Sun and is zooming into space. She emphasizes the fact that the object has accelerated as he went away, wrapping up vague suggestions that it might have been an alien ship or even a piece of alien space. Not everyone in the scientific community is willing to take the theory into account.
To this point, there was really nothing to suggest that the object in the form of a cigar was the work of aliens. He quickly crossed our system and while scientists went back and forth about whether it was an asteroid or comet, there was no evidence supporting the explanation of aliens. The new article does not change that, but tries to explain how a spacecraft space system known as the lighthouse could be responsible for accelerating the object.
The luminary is like the core of a ship, only in space. Light would be attached to another object and, as it is hit by material flowing from the star, it creates a fuel-free speed. No one has actually built or tested an electric landscape, but that did not stop the researchers from suggesting that this could be a justified explanation for the increased speed of Oumuamu while leaving the solar system.
This suggestion and the implication that alien civilization may have used an object to monitor our system or even study the earth in the vicinity has attracted a multitude of many.
"What you have to understand is: scientists are quite happy to announce an unusual idea, if there is even the slightest chance of not being wrong," said astrophysicist Kati Mack thread on Twitter. But in my area (astrophysics / cosmology), there are generally no shortcomings in the publication of something that is (and) somehow interesting and (b) not completely excluded, regardless of whether the "right answer" is completed. "
She is not alone, and other scientists have faced their own doubts in theory. Simply put, there is no real smoking gun screaming "aliens," but there is not much to prove it it's not. The result is a theory that sounds beautiful and incredible, but almost certainly nothing more than a dream.